AHES Panther News

2021 Connection: October 29, 2021

Panther Families,

We are looking forward to the Trunk or Treat that AHES PTA is holding this evening. If you attend, please make sure to fill out the QR code form at the entrance gate. The PTA team has done a great job of organizing the event to comply with OUSD guidance. If you are feeling ill or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home this year. Thank you for your help in ensuring this is a safe and fun event for all that attend.

Please see below for this week's updates. Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Van Wilgen Moore


Mark Your Calendars

  • October 29th - AHES PTA Trunk or Treat
  • November 2nd - Non-Student Day
  • November 11th - No School - Veteran's Day
  • November 12th - End of Trimester - Minimum Day
  • November 16th - AHES National Blue Ribbon School Celebration Pep Rally
  • November 16th - Fire Drill
  • November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • 2021-2022 District Student Calendar

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program 2021 Award Ceremony

AHES is going to be recognized at the upcoming National Blue Ribbon Schools Program 2021 Award Ceremony on November 4th-5th, 2021 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Mrs. Van Wilgen Moore and Ms. Grassbaugh, along with Dr. Hansen, will represent AHES at this ceremony.

While Mrs. Van Wilgen Moore is off-campus, district leaders will be on campus as the administrator from November 3rd-5th to support students, staff, and our community.

You can see the announcement by the U.S. Secretary of Education in this video, as well as see our school at 10:00 minute mark. We look forward to bringing back our award and celebrating with students and staff at our upcoming NBRS Celebration Pep Rally.

AHES PTA Trunk or Treat

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Take the OUSD Parent LCAP Survey

Help us determine how effective OUSD is in achieving its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals. This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. All information you provide is anonymous and individual responses will be kept confidential. It will only be viewed by authorized staff for use in the evaluation of the District’s progress in achieving our LCAP goals.

You can find the survey at this link: https://ocde.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2tPTKGxbhB58YC?Survey=Parent

CARES Winter Break Registration

Winter break registration for current CARES families takes place November 1st- 12th until filled to capacity. If space is available, outside families can register Monday, November 15th.

Here are the links to Eleyo and our webpage for parent information.

Eleyo- https://ousdcds.ce.eleyo.com/

CARES Website- https://www.orangeusd.org/child-development-services/cares

Please direct all parent questions or concerns to our Child development Services office 714-628-5412.

Sports for Learning Parent Survey Due 11/14

The district is in the process of assessing the Sports for Learning program. They would like to collect input from various stakeholders at our site. We have set the window to collect responses from 11/1-11/14. Parents, please complete a short survey so that we can assess the value of the Sports for Learning Program.

You can find the survey link below.

Parents: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwmhCwnxFlkdBJ5P2--8xYB6b0bwwyIDZbJYiBgHCcgi8deg/viewform

Technology Reminders & Costs

Hello Anaheim Hills Elementary Parents,

At the beginning of the school year students were issued a new updated device and cord. Grades 3-6 received Dyna Books, grades K-2 received iPads. To ensure that students have the most up to date and school compatible equipment to succeed, we have switched any of the old devices to new Dynabooks/iPads. Your student is responsible for this new device. This school year charges will be enforced for damaged devices. A damaged device includes, but is not limited to stickers added, missing keys, broken trackpad or camera, and lost cord. Blue painters tape or electrical tape with the student's name are the only acceptable items that can be added to the front of the device and cord. Optional Insurance can be purchased for your student's device. https://schooldevicecoverage.com/ Please see the replacement costs below.

Thank you,

Anaheim Hills Elementary School

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Autumn Additions to the Elementary Counseling Website

Our Elementary School Counselors have added additional resources to the Elementary Counseling Website. Have a look around and explore the calm rooms, relaxing music, deep breathing videos, and fall-themed activities for your students and family: https://sites.google.com/orangeusd.org/popcounselors/home


Voluntary, cost-free COVID-19 testing is available four times per week to all interested students. This type of surveillance testing program is recommended by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

EVENT DATES/TIMES: Every Monday and Thursday, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.


  • Canyon High School
  • El Modena High
  • Orange High School
  • Villa Park High School
  • OUSD District Office

ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://hipaa.jotform.com/LivingFit/OUSDAug26Students

AHES PTA Information

You can find the latest PTA newsletter here. Please consider joining our PTA to support our school.

OUSD Superintendent Communication

In case you missed it, you can find Dr. Hansen's latest communication here.

AHES Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts - Lead the Pledge

We are in the process of planning our school celebration for our National Blue Ribbon Schools award. Part of this celebration will include us participating in the pledge of allegiance. If your child is in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts and wants to help us lead the pledge during this school ceremony, please fill out this Google Form no later than October 29th. Thank you!

Reminders - Please Review

A Few Arrival & Dismissal Reminders

Parents, please help us keep arrival and dismissal safe for our students and staff.

  1. Stay in your cars during drop-off and arrival.
  2. Parking lot crosswalks are closed during arrival and dismissal to ensure safety.
  3. Do not park and walk across the parking lot with your child.
  4. Walking families, please use the designated walking locations for drop-off and pick-up.
  5. The condo circle or property is not to be used for the drop-off or pick-up of students.
  6. Please arrive at the time of your eldest child's dismissal or circle through the line again if doing multiple pick-ups.

Thank you for helping us to keep students, staff, and parents safe!

PTA Volunteer Guidelines - Updated OUSD Procedures

OUSD is now allowing a very limited number of parents onto campuses to do work for parent organizations. Volunteers are not allowed in the classroom or with students yet. Parent volunteers must complete the HR paperwork before coming onto campus.

OUSD will look at the success of these volunteers and then assess adding more volunteers for classroom/student help for trimester 2. OUSD wants us to limit the number of volunteers on campus to no more than five at this time.

Vaccinations are required to start the process and be cleared as a volunteer to comply with CDPH guidance for volunteers.

For our PTA executive board/chairs/volunteers who are in need of campus access for copies or organizing things for a PTA related purpose in the campus workroom, please complete the proper form below:

Volunteer Forms Over 5 hours per week

Volunteer Forms Under 5 hours per week

Once a PTA volunteer is approved, please email AnaheimHillsPrincipal@orangeusd.org to get your essential PTA volunteer visit to the workroom approved and scheduled on our volunteer calendar.

Thank you!

How do I know when my child can return to school?

COVID-19 Protocols

Guidance continues to change over time...please see the protocols currently in place for the 2021-22 school year.
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